Healthy teeth are an important part of overall health. Unfortunately, dental health is hard to come by in many rural areas of Oklahoma. Part of the problem is there just aren't many dentists in these rural areas, but another big part of the problem is awareness.
Now, the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry and the American Dental Association are launching a pilot program right here in Oklahoma aimed at solving the dental health care crisis in these areas.
It's an ailment with potentially deadly complications. In fact, those complications lead to more deaths each year in this country than breast cancer and HIV combined.
We're talking about Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), which affects more than a half million people a year in the United States.
Now, new research by a team of international scientists, including a leading researcher from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, shows a new drug can make treatment more convenient, but just as effective.